Eastern Mediterranean meets Italy in this warm, comforting meal. Hailing from Persia, Ash-e reshteh is a thick, hearty soup made with beans, herbs and flat noodles. Minestrone is a tomato-broth soup crafted with Italian beans, vegetables and pasta. For a new family favorite, fuse these two distinct flavor traditions together in a celebration of the best of both worlds.
Ingredients 11 Servings
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 large red onions, halved and thinly sliced, divided
- 8 cloves garlic, divided
- 3 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Mint, divided
- 2 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Ground Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Sicilian Sea Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Pepper Black
(15 to 16 ounces each)
cannellini beans, undrained
- kidney beans or black lentils (or one can of each)
- 1 container (32 ounces) Kitchen Basics® All Natural Original Chicken Stock, (4 cups)
- 2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh parsley, divided
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
angel hair pasta, broken into thirds (about two cups)
- thin egg noodles
- 8 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, [from 2 (6-ounce) packages]
- sour cream or mascarpone cheese
- 1 Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in large Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add half of the onions; cook and stir until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, thinly slice 6 cloves of the garlic. Add to skillet with 1 teaspoon of the mint, turmeric, sea salt and pepper; cook and stir until garlic is softened, about 2 minutes. Add beans, stock and water; bring to boil. Add half of the parsley and basil; reduce heat to medium and simmer until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
- 2 Increase heat to medium-high and return to boil. Add pasta; cook until pasta is al dente, about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach, remaining parsley and basil. Cook until spinach has wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
- 3 Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add remaining onions; cook and stir 7 minutes or just until they begin to get crispy. Meanwhile, thinly slice remaining 2 cloves garlic. Add to skillet with remaining 2 teaspoons mint. Cook until garlic is golden brown and slightly crispy, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
- 4 To serve, ladle soup into serving bowls. Top with labneh and the crispy onion mixture.
NUTRITION INFORMATION(per Serving)
Nutrition information coming soon.